Shhh… Bathing Wipes are the Secret to Easy, Sanitary Bed Baths
March 19th, 2013 at 10:08 am
Rinse-Free bathing wipes have set new standards in the ease, comfort and simplicity of patient care. Whether you are a professional caregiver or caring for a loved one, a rinse-free bathing program can help reduce the risk of infection, improve skin health and maintain good patient hygiene.
Compared to the traditional basin bath, rinse-free bathing wipes are a better choice for several key reasons:
- Convenience and ease of use
- Cleans and moisturizes skin more effectively
- Reduces risk of infection from contaminated basins and tap water
- More comfortable for the patient
- Fewer supplies required
- Less expensive
- Caregiver preferred
|Pre-moistened bathing wipes provide an all-in-one solution for in-bed bathing and also remove contamination risks found in dirty basins and tap water. Some products like the Comfort Bath Personal Washcloths also include a Skin Check Guide, quick reference pictures of various skin conditions, making it possible for the caregiver to monitor and report on changes in the patient’s skin condition.|
Rinse-free bathing wipes are pre-packaged and use purified water, eliminating the risk of exposure to bacteria from basins or tap water.
Can’t I just use baby wipes – what’s the difference?
Allegro Medical customers often ask us if typical baby wipes or skin wipes are the same as a pre-packaged bathing wipes. The answer is no – bathing wipes are thicker, softer and contain the right amount of cleanser and moisturizer. Personal cleansing washcloths are about 10x thicker than a baby wipe and are designed to feel soft like fine fabric but have superior strength and durability.
So when it comes to choosing a method for bed bathing, bathing wipes offer a convenient and effective way of maintaining patient hygiene while eliminating the exposure to contaminants often found in bathing basins.
Providing comfortable, easy, and sanitary bathing for patients in bed is easier than ever with bathing wipes. AllegroMedical.com offers a variety of bathing options and solutions including a full line of home health and wellness solutions and products.
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